Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach
Welcome to the Academic Engagement and Outreach page for The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach leads The Patton College’s faculty, administrators, and students on activities aligned to the College’s engagement and outreach mission, including connecting with colleagues and identifying synergies extending from within the PCOE and Ohio University to regional, domestic, and international endeavors as well as supporting various advocacy initiatives with students and faculty.
Every fall there is a call-for-proposals for The Patton College Mini-Grants for community engagement and outreach. Over the past seven years, these grants have facilitated projects such as Math and Science nights at elementary schools, coaching programs aligned to child development, wellness programs for female high school students, cultural immersion programs, and healthy eating habits with children and families.
The Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach supports faculty in developing new and/or revising curriculum, oversees the College’s school and community partnerships, and serves as the dean’s liaison to various centers within The Patton College including the Child Development Center, the George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research, and the Center for Clinical Practice in Education.
At The Patton College, we value and prepare students who are CALLED to LEAD and who Lead the Way! If you have outreach or advocacy ideas you would like to explore, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Connie Patterson, Ph.D.